Why Volunteer In Yunnan?
While Yunnan is a very beautiful province with diverse people and
cultures, its industrial development has lagged far behind the coastal
region of China. In truth, it is this lack of industry that has helped
preserve Yunnanís traditional cultures. However, a less desirable
consequence of this is that many families of migrant workers in Kunming
have limited economic opportunities. This has left many children in a
position where they donít have access to the kind of education necessary
to escape the poverty in which they are growing up.
Minds Abroadís sister organization, Impact Abroad, provides students
with opportunities to
give back to the Kunming community they
are living in while studying Mandarin with us. Impact Abroad
partners with local organizations to provide international
volunteers to help teach basic English skills to homeless children
deaf and mute children, and children from severely economically
disadvantaged families. International volunteers spending time
volunteering will broaden these childrenís horizons and foster a curiosity in them about the world. Teaching them
English will also help give them the skills they need to escape the
in which they are growing up. Volunteering will not only be a
rewarding experience for the kids, but for you as well!
information on volunteering with Impact Abroad, please